Substance Abuse Prevention and Recovery Approaches: Finding Common Ground

Substance Abuse Prevention and Recovery Approaches: Finding Common Ground

A growing body of evidence suggests that coordination across the prevention and recovery sectors promotes healthier communities and improved care management. This training explores the similarities and differences between treatment and recovery, focusing on specific ways practitioners can collaborate more effectively across the continuum of care. Participants will identify opportunities for collaboration, develop strategies for building key partnerships, and examine real-world examples of cross-continuum efforts to address substance misuse problems.

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State and community-level substance misuse prevention practitioners and other public health professionals


Participants will receive a certificate 6 hours of participation which can be submitted to local credentialing authorities for prevention certification or re-certification.


1 day

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the intersections between prevention and recovery approaches​
  • Describe common terms used in prevention and recovery
  • List specific ways prevention and recovery practitioners can better support one another
Training Content
  • Beginning the Conversation
    • Defining key concepts
    • Framing the discussion: Things to remember
    • Exploring the power of words
  • The Behavioral Health Continuum of Care Model
    • Health promotion
    • Prevention
    • Treatment
    • Recovery
  • Prevention and Recovery: What’s the Same and What’s Different?
    • The prevention dynamic
    • A health management model of recovery
    • Types of recovery capital
  • The Continuum of Care Re-imagined
    • Engagement: Where prevention and recovery connect
    • Who comprises recovery communities?
    • Building and maintaining wellness
  • Opportunities for Collaboration​
    • Engaging Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care and Recovery Community Organizations
    • Core strategies and common tasks
    • Application: Case study scenarios